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Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches by Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 20. Maintaining and monitoring Active Directory

You might think from earlier chapters that Active Directory looks after itself and that you don’t need to do much to keep it healthy. To a certain degree that’s true, but like any complex mechanism, a little bit of care and attention goes a long way. You get your car checked and serviced regularly, and Active Directory is no different in its requirements for regular health checks.

You can accomplish those checks with a little bit of monitoring and maintenance. Monitoring means keeping an eye on the system so you can spot trouble before it develops—like taking your car to the garage when the engine makes noises you don’t recognize as being normal. Maintenance is like keeping your engine’s ...

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